One option is to enable the auto-save option in Layout Setup so that clicking a blank area of the layout commits records without FileMaker asking the user's permission.
Another option is to cover the layout Body with an invisible object that intercepts the mouse click such that there is no "blank" area of the layout to click. This can be done with an invisible button set to something innocuos like "Resume" and disabling the hand and setting transparent features for each "state" of the button or by covering the layout background with an invisible web viewer with nothing specified as the URL for the viewer.
Thank you so much Phil! I think I speak on behalf of alot of other filemaker pro newbies, we couldn't do this without people like you. Your appreciated!